China Opens Terrifying Coiling Dragon Cliff Skywalk Wrapped Around a 300 Meter High Cliff

By: | August 21st, 2016

China has become a major tourist destination over the last few decades. To further boost its tourism industry, China is coming up with some of the biggest and boldest projects on the planet.

A 328-foot (100 meter) long glass skywalk wrapped around a cliff on the side of Tianmen Mountain in Hunan province is the latest addition to China’s long list of tourist attractions.

The 5.2-foot (1.6 meter) wide skywalk oversees Tianmen Tongtian Avenue, featuring a mountain road with 99 turns. The skywalk, called “Coiling Dragon Cliff,” hovers over a 984-foot (300 meter) vertical drop and sits at around 4,600 feet (1,402 meters) above sea level.

The Coiling Dragon path was once a wooden pathway, but it was recently given a glass bottom for a more dramatic view.

The Coiling Dragon path is not the only attraction of the park. The Tianmen Mountain area is already home to two other skywalks.

Let’s hope the skywalk was fully tested before it opened to public

Last year, tourists were left screaming when they noticed cracks in the 590-foot (180 meter) high new glass bridge in Shiniuzhai National Park.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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